Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Cork athletes take top spots in Clonmel Half-Marathon

Monday, August 15, 2016

Cork athletes take top spots in Clonmel Half-Marathon

The annual Half-Marathon in Clonmel was held on Sunday the 14th of August 2016 and attracted a record field of 616 runners, up 6% on last year. This is one of the few half-marathons in Munster that has grown year on year in contrast to a lot of other events which are shrinking.

A very large number of the runners taking part were from Co.Cork with members of Leevale AC dominating the podium placings.

In the women's race, Claire McCarthy of Leevale ran 1:15:10 to set a new course record.

1st woman...Claire McCarthy of Leevale AC. Photo: Paul Condon Photography

Claire's teammate Nollaigh O'Neill took the second spot with a time of 1:24:21.

In the mens race, Leevale took the top two spots again with John O'Connell winning in a time of 1:12:18 with Conor McCauley second in 1:13:02.

1st & 2nd...John O'Connell & Conor McCauley. Photo: Paul Condon Photogrpahy

These were some of the Cork clubs taking part...Mallow AC 16, Youghal AC 15, North Cork AC 13, Watergrasshill AC 12, Galtee Runners 10, St.Finbarr's AC 7, Grange Fermoy AC 7, Eagle AC 6, Leevale AC 5, Ballymore Cobh AC 4, Ballintotis Fit4Life 2, Churchtown Road Runners 2 & Wibbly Wobbly Wonders 2.

Links to all the results and photos can be found on the Running in Munster site.


Anonymous said...

Thanks to all involved in this race, as always so well organised by Clonmel AC and such value for money. Plenty of water stops and stewards, special thanks to people who gave out the sweets they were so appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the above. This was a very well organised race with plenty of water and post race food. Great atmosphere at the finish. The first lady should have been in Rio with that incredible time. We'll done clonmel AC

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately half marathon times don't count towards Olympic qualification ..... Or wait maybe they do!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic event, second year doing it. Protein milk , Bananas plentiful after,along with loads of water around the course and at the finish line. Terrific value for €25 and the t-shirt and medals top class. I'll be back next year with all the family. Well done Clonmel.